Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Wordless Picture Books for #GivingTuesday

Karim Shamsi-Basha and I are huge fans of The Cat Man of Aleppo, and in our research on our forthcoming book, we found out that Alaa is now running an orphanage in addition to Ernesto's Cat Sanctuary. At the time Karim spoke with Alaa, there were 68 kids living in the orphanage.

We immediately started thinking about how we might reach out to these kids, and we landed on "wordless picture books" because
1) they are good for any age child
2) it doesn't matter if you are a good reader
3) or what language you know
4) Karim can deliver them when he travels to Aleppo next spring to film a documentary about The Cat Man.

Thank you, Jama!
So far we've collected about 20 books! THANK YOU! But we still need more. If you'd like to participate, pick your favorite wordless picture book and mail it to:

Irene Latham
PO Box 122
Oneonta, Alabama 35121

Can't think of a wordless picture book? Try these links to lists of wordless picture book titles:
Reading Rockets
All About Learning Press
A Fuse #8 Production

Thank you for joining us in making a difference in a child's life!


  1. https://irenelatham.blogspot.com/2018/11/remembering-ruby-with-good-rosie-by.html


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